Requirements for a Master of Human Resources and Employment Law degree
In order to be admitted to the MHREL program, you must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or attained a comparable degree from a foreign institution. Graduate school entrance exams (e.g. LSAT, GRE, GMAT) are not required.
Currently, many of the program's core courses are online. On-campus students can balance their campus experience with live electives and core courses. Because of U.S. student visa requirements regarding online coursework, the on-campus program experience is not a viable option for international students at this time.
Can I get my Master of Human Resources and Employment Law degree online?
Earn a master's degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law on your own time from anywhere in the world. Gain access to the same highly-credentialed faculty and coursework you would gain in person, but tailored to you and your needs. Online students have support from student services and a world-class digital education program to lean on to ensure success in and out of the classroom.
In addition to the completion of the seven (7) required core courses (18 credits, 21 credits including the capstone), students in the Master of Human Resources and Employment Law program can select from varied elective courses (at least nine credits) that will count toward their degree. The pool of elective courses students can choose from include courses focused on employment-law-adjacent subject areas like privacy rights, dispute resolution, and contracts.
Students are also able to choose elective courses that present an opportunity to explore other legal areas that may interest them or be pertinent to their chosen career path. The degree culminates in a three-credit capstone course that focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills gained during the degree. During the capstone course, students will evaluate the impact of various statutory and regulatory laws that affect the day-to-day operations of a human resources professional, learn how to successfully navigate the challenges these laws present, and manage relationships with varying employee groups at all organizational levels.
- U.S. Law and Legal Analysis
- Employment Law
- HR and Employment Law
- Duties, Obligations and Rights in the Workplace
- Employment Discrimination
- Advanced HR and Employment Law
- Human Resources and Employment Law
Elective courses (sampling):
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Fundamentals of Contract Law
- Administrative Agencies and Regulation
- Conducting Fact Investigations and Reporting
- Conflict Theory
- Organizational and Workplace Dispute Resolution
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Immigration Law